About Kin Canada

Founded by Hal Rogers on Feb. 20, 1920, Kin Canada is the nation’s largest all-Canadian service club organization. Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country work to better their communities, enhance the well-being of Canadians and improve the environment. The Association boasts a proud history dedicated to fostering life-long friendships while ‘Serving the Community’s Greatest Need.’

Kin Motto

Serving the Community’s Greatest Need

Mission Statement

Volunteers enriching Canadian Communities through Community Service, Leadership and Partnership


Strong, Healthy and Engaged Canadian Communities


Excellence, Integrity, Accountability, Compassion, Pride, Fellowship and Inclusiveness


Around 6,500 members belong to approximately 480 Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across Canada.

More Than $1 Billion Raised

Since our founding in 1920, Kin Canada clubs have donated more than $1 billion to Canadian causes, communities and individuals in need, as well as to disaster relief efforts beyond our borders.

What We Do

Clubs perform a wide variety of local fundraising and service projects. Each club assesses their community’s greatest need to determine what projects to undertake and how to distribute funds raised within the local community.

National Charity

Kin Canada has been a partner in the fight against cystic fibrosis since 1964. During this time, Kin members have raised over $41 million in support of the work of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

National Headquarters

Located in Cambridge, Ontario, eight full-time staff provide administrative services to the Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs across the country

The Objects of the Association:

To promote and direct service work through fellowship amongst its Clubs and their members, to the end that:

  • members of the Clubs may enjoy personal development through the Association;
  • they may be improved and educated in modern business and professional methods and ethics;
  • the involvement of all in the enrichment of their community may be stimulated;
  • a spirit of co-operation, tolerance, understanding and equality among all nations and peoples be fostered and that unity of thought and purpose throughout Canada be established toward this goal; and
  • they shall serve their community’s greatest need.